So last night I got out a little handful of one of my beautiful fleeces I bought this summer at the Estes Wool Festival and decided to comb it. I didn't wash it first so that means I did it all in the grease. That was heaven. The smell, the feel, it was perfect. This is an especially clean fleece so there was absolutely NO VM or little "extras" that nobody likes to find. (That means poop...) I combed two small rovings and decided to spin them up and ply. It definitely wanted to be spun very fine, even in the grease, and this could be because I combed the fluff, instead of carding it. If that is the case, I can see myself needing to process the whole fleece myself using my Alvin Ramer combs (The Man bought them for me for my birthday about 3 years ago - They are the Super Mini-Combs, scroll down the page a bit and you'll see them.) I'll show you the whole process in a later post.
Here is the end result. I got 21 yards with 0.1 oz. or 4 grams of fiber. That's some TINY yarn and it weights NOTHING! (see dime for size)
Sheep's Name : Casper
Weight: 6.8 lbs.
And, I'm spinning up an amazing batt right now which is bamboo/silk/merino/angelina. I'm spinning this lace weight as well and loving it. Here is the first bobbin, and I'm working on bobbin #2 right now. I like to stay up late. Heh. (also see dime for size)